VIU Undergrad Melynda Bergen Takes Home MURC 2019 Award

VIU Student Makes an Impression at UBC Undergraduate Research Conference

April 8, 2019

VIU undergrad Melynda Bergen took home an award from the University of BC (UBC) Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference on March 16, 2019.  NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (VIU) biology student Melynda Bergen made history at the University of BC’s... Read more


Dr. Lynda Phillips take leadership role in VIU's Faculty of Health and Human Services.

VIU Brings New Associate Dean of Health and Human Services On Board

April 8, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to announce Dr. Lynda Phillips has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Services. She brings 15 years of experience in post-secondary education in British Columbia and a strong background in educational... Read more


VIU President Ralph Nilson

VIU Presents Balanced Budget for 2019/2020

April 4, 2019

Budget supports VIU’s key objectives outlined in the Academic Plan and reflects growth through student enrolment, contract delivery, external support for social impact initiatives and the popularity of VIU among international students. Vancouver Island University (VIU) continues to... Read more


VIU History and Political Studies Alum Matt Lerner

Alum of the Month: Matt Lerner

April 3, 2019

Matt Lerner has always wanted to travel the world. Growing up in Crofton, he dreamed of jumping on a plane and seeing how other people live their lives. He got his wish after graduating from VIU with a Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in Political Studies, in January 2014... Read more


Students showcasing their projects at CREATE 2019 and Research Week

VIU CREATE 2019 and Research Week

April 3, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty will be participating in Vancouver Island University’s largest showcase event, CREATE 2019 and Research Week.  WHEN: April 8 – 13, 2019  WHERE: Various locations across the Nanaimo Campus  NANAIMO, BC: Vancouver Island University (... Read more


VIU Mariners Women's Volleyball team gold at nationals

VIU Mariners Teams Make History

April 2, 2019

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s)  Mariners Athletics Department is having a record-breaking year on the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA’s) national competition circuit.   “I don’t think any other CCAA school in the country has achieved... Read more


carla Tilley VIU's nursing program

VIU Professor Carla Tilley's Journey as a Life-long Learner

March 29, 2019

VIU’s Professor of Science in Nursing Carla Tilley is the epitome of a life-long learner.  “My kids often ask me, ‘mom, when are you ever going to finally graduate?’” she says.  During high school, Tilley took college courses on evenings and weekends. When she... Read more


Raising a Pint of Ale to Build Links to Ancient Cultures.

Raising a Pint of Ale to Build Links to Ancient Cultures

March 29, 2019

A VIU Ethnoarchaeology research project brings the past to life through the re-creation of ancient-inspired ales hailing from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Scandinavia. Digging up centuries-old artifacts to study human activity may not appeal to everyone, but a Vancouver Island... Read more


VIU Elder in Residence Maxine Matilpi

VIU Welcomes New Elders-in-Residence at Nanaimo Campus

March 28, 2019

Maxine Hayman Matilpi (Lakwa) and Barney Williams (Klith-wii-taa) join four other Elders-in-Residence offering support, traditional knowledge and spiritual guidance to students at the Nanaimo Campus. ­­ Vancouver Island University (VIU) has two new Elders-in-Residence at the... Read more


Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New VIU Facility

Students Solidify Critical Care Training in New Facility

March 26, 2019

VIU’s new Centre for Health and Science encourages greater collaboration between students and professionals across all health disciplines.  Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new clinical skills and simulation labs engage students in interprofessional training that allows... Read more


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